By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
On Wednesday, The Shade Room reported that Nick Cannon’s team told them that he is suing Viacom for $1.5 billion after they let him go due to anti-Semitic comments made on his Cannon’s Class podcast. The $1.5 billion is the estimated amount that his show, ‘Wild ‘N Out,’ is worth on the network on MTV. Now, his team is denying that Cannon is making this legal action happen.
“It is just that simple, Wild ‘N Out belongs to Nick!” said his team to The Shade Room in the initial report. “The show was created by Nick Cannon with his idea and original thought. Wild ‘N Out has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth. “If Viacom believes in growth, equality, education, then Viacom will do what is right and pay Nick what they owe, and give him his $1.5 billion brand.”
The New York Daily News has now spoken with a rep for Cannon and they are labeling this report as inaccurate.
”These reports are inaccurate. Nick’s focus right now is on unifying communities and combatting bigotry, racism and hate of all kinds, not seeking personal financial gain, per Dan Klores Communications via Nikki Liberatore, who reportedly Cannon’s rep.
Cannon has since been trying to repair his relationship with the Jewish community. He has since appeared on a Jewish program where he was with Rabbi Noam Marans discussing strengthening the relations between Black and Jewish communities and brought on Rabbi Abraham Cooper on Cannon’s Class.
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